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What are some common causes of rectal pain?

What are some common causes of rectal pain?

Rectal pain: Rectal pain is a common problem. Causes of rectal pain include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, proctalgia fugax, levator ani syndrome, and less common causes include: cancer, infection, inflammatory bowel disease and rectal prolapse. See your doctor for help with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Rectal Pain (Definition)

Rectal pain - The rectum is the last section of the Large Intestine. Rectal pain means that there is ...Read more


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What are? The causes of rectal? Pain in children?

What are? The causes of rectal? Pain in children?

Rectal pain: Three sources are more common: 1. Rectal fissure or tear 2. Hemorrhoids 3. Pruritis ani or rectal itching usually caused by pinworms. The first two are exacerbated by constipation. ...Read more

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Can endometioses cause severe rectal pain?

Can endometioses cause severe rectal pain?

Yes: Mostly pelvic pain but it could be called referred pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for endometiosis to cause severe rectal pain?

Possible but unlikel: Endometriosis can implant on the outside of the rectal wall but very unlikely that it would lead to severe rectal pain, more likely causes would be things such as an anal fissure... See a colon and rectal surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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Diversion colitis: can it cause severe rectal pain and pain with sitting due to inflammation of area and nerves?

Diversion colitis: can it cause severe rectal pain and pain with sitting due to inflammation of area and nerves?

It can: Diversion colitis, or symptoms in the remaining rectal stump, can be variable from none, to severe rectal pain, bleeding, fistula and infection. Diagnosis and treatment will benefit you. Hopefully you will become a candidate to get your bowel reconnected. Be well. ...Read more

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What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg?

Anal fissure?: There are several things that can cause severe rectal pain and pressure, the most common being an anal fissure. A burning sensation would be typical, though pain extending down the leg would not. Examination by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg as well as my left buttox?

What could cause severe rectal pain, pressure and a burning sensation in and outside of rectum and leg as well as my left buttox?

Abscess: You don't say how long it been going on, but if this is progressive and worsening over a few days this may be a perirectal abscess... Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

See your doctor: There are a variety of causes including fissures and hemorrhoids, but you need to make sure you don't have a cancerous growth. Visit your doctor and make sure you get a complete physical exam, including a rectal exam. If you are age 50 or better and you never have had a colonoscopy, you should talk with your doctor about arranging this too. ...Read more

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Can ovarian remnants cause rectal pain?

Can ovarian remnants cause rectal pain?

YES: Yes it cit can still ovulate and cause ovulation pain that can transfer to rectum
and or either because if you llost the ovary because of surgery scar tissue can cause rectal pain
or if you had any history of endometriosis that still cab stay active and cause pelvic and rectal pain. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and now I have sever rectal pain in my mid cycle. Are they related? Can endometriosis cause rectal pain as well? What is the solution?

I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and now I have sever rectal pain in my mid cycle. Are they related? Can endometriosis cause rectal pain as well? What is the solution?

Endometriosis: Hi, yes that's very well possible, in patients with Endometriosis due to inflammatory mediators like Prostaglandins the contractility of the bowel can be increased and that can cause rectal spasm and abdominal pain, treating endometriosis with birth control pill should help with these symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagonized with two fibroids 6 cm and 4 cm. I was told that this is the cause for a rectal pain that i have been suffering from for the past few months. Is there anything (apart from tablets) that can relieve the rectal pain?

Removal of fibroids: If the hypothesis that the fibroids cause the pain, because they are located on the posterior wall of the uterus, the only way to relieve the pain would be by removing the fibroids. ...Read more

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Bowel prep causes rectal pain?

Not bad: Bowel prep obviously increases the flow through your body. This can be associated with pain, usually cramping. It should not cause sever pain. ...Read more

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Can prostate inflammation or prostate cancer cause rectal pain or recital bleeding?

Can prostate inflammation or prostate cancer cause rectal pain or recital bleeding?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis v Epididymitis tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response,cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also, switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also be tried if no change. ...Read more

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Can p.O. P, or enterocele cause rectal pain to be worse and more constant during menstrual cycle? If pertinent, in add. Uterus is also retroverted.

Can p.O. P, or enterocele cause rectal pain to be worse and more constant during menstrual cycle? If pertinent, in add. Uterus is also retroverted.

Maybe.: Usually, pop and enteroceles are painless, but if you have a rectocele and tend towards constipation or harder stools at that time of the month, then there may be more pressure in your pelvis/rectum causing pain. The retroverted uterus is also pushing on the rectum and is lower in your pelvis (pop) which may make stool transit more difficult. What do you doctor think? Have you tried a pessary? ...Read more

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What is causing my severe rectal pain and bleeding drops?

Prob. anal fissure: Pain during and after defecation is the landmark of anal fissure while bleeding is usually none or minimal. ...Read more

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What could be causing my severe rectal pain and bleeding?

What could be causing my severe rectal pain and bleeding?

Anal Fissure common: From this limited detail, I suspect anal fissure.
This is the most common cause for this combination of problems, however it is worthwhile to see your colorectal surgeon to make sure it isn't something worse.
Start a high fiber and water diet. Use warm water baths.
Surgery is curative if conservative measures fail. ...Read more

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Can anal fissure cause a sudden stich rectal pain while sitting?

Yes it can: Anal fissure can cause pain and irritation due to tear in rectal mucosa ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent low left inside back pain then diarrhea onset 24 hours ago does divrrticulitis cause sharp stabbing left rectal pain diarrhea

It could: You should be evaluated by a doctor if you have severe pain. There are other things that can cause these symptoms, although diverticulitis could be the cause. Diverticulitis should be treated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the possible causes lower stomach and rectal pain? It feels almost like a cramp. Only lasts a few seconds but been going on for 4 days

What could be the possible causes lower stomach and rectal pain? It feels almost like a cramp. Only lasts a few seconds but been going on for 4 days

You really need: To have a complete GYN evaluation including a Pelvic and Rectal Examination! There are many disorders which can result in the symptoms you have! Start with the most obvious are ...your Gynecologist can proceed from there if his/her exam is negtive
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can interstitial cystitis cause sharp shooting vaginal and rectal pain in addition to cramping w/ full bladder? A urologist I knows says "nope". Ic doesn't do that.

Consider workup: While it is possible that ic can cause quite severe pelvic floor pain, you should be seen by a urologist who is familiar with ic. Make sure there is not something else going on to cause your pain, such as endometriosis, infection, abscess, mass. ...Read more

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25 year old male. 400lbs. What would cause rectal bleeding? No pain or any other symptoms

25 year old male. 400lbs. What would cause rectal bleeding? No pain or any other symptoms

Hemorrhoids, other?: At that age, colon cancer is very uncommon (not impossible). More common would be hemorrhoids. Also, diverticular disease (pockets in wall of colon) fragile blood vessels, polyps, inflammation can cause bleeding. See your doc. ...Read more

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What causes pelvic, rectal, coccyx area pain that radiates to right leg? Its relentless pain, often prevents sleep. The pain worse when bladder full

What causes pelvic, rectal, coccyx area pain that radiates to right leg? Its relentless pain, often prevents sleep. The pain worse when bladder full

Nerve compression: Compression of a nerve in the lower spine can do it. On rare occasions compression of the cauda equina below the spinal column can cause pelvic pain and incontinence. A large pelvic cyst or mass can also cause similar symptoms. An evaluation by your physician is important and you may need a scan of your lumbar spine and pelvis. ...Read more

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What're causes of rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and fatigue?

What're causes of rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and fatigue?

Colitis or worse: Recent onset or chronic issue? Abdominal pain with bloody bms is typically a sign of colitis. If you have been bleeding for a while, or a large quantity in a short time, you may be anemic — hence fatigue. Don't wait for your symptoms to get worse while hoping the problem to get better on its own. Sound s like a good time to call your doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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GYN tests all show normal. What can be causing pelvic/rectal/lower back pain. Comes and goes. 3 mo no menses 1 day light bleeding then 3 days of pain.

GYN tests all show normal. What can be causing pelvic/rectal/lower back pain. Comes and goes. 3 mo no menses 1 day light bleeding then 3 days of pain.

See details: At age 49 you are likely peri-menopausal so period variation is to be expected. The pain is not GYN but could be GI in origin. See a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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I am having intense rectal pain during my periods. Please help me. What are the causes?

Endometriosis!: The classic "triad" of symptoms that can be associated with endometriosis include:
— dysmenorrhea (painful uterine cramping)
— dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
menstrual dyschezia (painful bowel movements worse during the period)

I would strongly suggest you see a gynecologist with special expertise in laparoscopic excision of endometriosis. This is the removal — not cauterization — of it. ...Read more

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What could cause pain and rectal bleeding while pooping?

Several diseases: The most important question is that have you had colonoscopy? At your age it is very important to make sure that this is not rectal cancer.
The most common causes of your symptoms are anal fissure, anal fistula, hemorrhoids, colitis (inflammation of the colon), anal warts, anal cancer and several other diseases. I think you should see a colorectal surgeon to examine the anus. ...Read more

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I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

See Colorectal surg: See a colorectal surgeon for a proper history and physical exam. A number of things can cause rectal pain and correct diagnosis is key to effective treatment. ...Read more

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I am having intense rectal pain during menses. Please help me telling the causes. Endometriosis?

I am having intense rectal pain during menses. Please help me telling the causes. Endometriosis?

Agree with above and: Our research that will be published soon shows two very accurate predictions of endometriosis. First, if you had bad periods (worse than peers or missed school)as a teenager, you have nearly 100% chance of endo at surgery. Second, testing for ovarian reserve with Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test: if abnormal 90% chance of endometriosis at surgery. The above could add to the accuracy of endo as diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello, my period is supposed to end today, and I am having cramps paired with some dull rectal pain. I haven't done anything to cause the pain either.

Track your symptoms: Rectal pain associated with periods is uncommon but possible. Consider tracking your symptoms each month to see if this recurs and if so, talk to your doctor about menstrual suppression because you may have a mild case of a condition called endometriosis. ...Read more